It was a collective effort on this night as Murphy (4 for 5 2 runs 2 RBI and 2-Run HR) was joined by Amazins' first baseman Lucas Duda (3 for 5 w/5 RBI Run Three-Run HR) who crashed the party in frame one with a three-run blast setting the Mets Table again. That four-run frame in the 1st shortened up Jason Hammel's Night as he went into the 2nd before ending his night giving up 5 runs on four hits and a solo bomb by Mets back stop Travis d'Arnaud.
Mets starter Steven Matz was good enough as he didn't allow a run until the 5th as he left in the 5th giving way to a rested Mets Pen. Cubs Kris Bryant goes two-run "Tater" in the bottom half of the 8th as he cut that Mets lead from 8-1 to 8-3.
The Mets now await the winner of the Junior Circuit Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays.
Those 2K15 Cubbies playing #MaddonBall will be back and even stronger in 2K16 as they have to have both David Price and Zack Greinke on their Want List for the Winter Meetings!